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ASBA plans forum on changing landscape of health insurance

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) will be hosting a free Healthcare Forum, educating business owners on the changing landscape of health insurance and the impact on individuals and small businesses.  Recently merged, Banner Health and Aetna will be sponsoring the event, bringing ASBA members and guests hot topics in the healthcare world.  With Aetna’s… Read More →

PPO deductibles increase 50% in 2016, survey shows

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The median in-network deductible on an employer-sponsored PPO health plan increased 50 percent, from $1,000 to $1,500 in 2016, yet employer costs remain steady, according to the newly released 2016 Health Plan Survey from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest independent survey of employer-sponsored benefits. Despite these significant deductible increases, nearly half of all… Read More →

Redirect Health becomes go-to source for restaurants

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Challenged by slim profit margins and increased operating expenses, especially those caused by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), restaurants have started looking at smarter solutions to manage costs. Dozens of franchises and independently owned restaurants have turned to Redirect Health to improve the quality of healthcare, protect employees from rising costs and guard their revenues while maintaining… Read More →

Expectant Moms Shouldn’t Worry about Insurance

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An expectant mother facing a high-risk pregnancy has a lot on her plate. She understands the importance of monitoring her health and that of her baby. She knows to keep in mind the immediate life changes that will occur once her baby is born. The last thing she needs to deal with is the burden… Read More →

New Health Insurance Kiosk Launches in Valley

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Local Enrollment Services, the first health insurance kiosk in Arizona, will open at Christown Spectrum Mall in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment for health insurance on November 15. Local Enrollment Services and its staff will provide self-service solutions for people to enroll in the healthcare marketplace and to educate Valley residents about… Read More →

MJ Insurance launches private insurance exchange

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MJ Insurance, a leading property-casualty and employee benefits agency, has launched a private health care marketplace for businesses to give employers an unprecedented range of administrative flexibility and employee benefit options. According to Accenture Research, nearly 20 percent of employees nationwide are expected to get their health insurance through a private exchange. Aetna, Cigna, Blue… Read More →

Humana Transforms To Better Serve Employers

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Arizona health insurance agents and employers will see a new Humana when they engage with the health and well-being company in 2014. Humana announced a transformed leadership, market development and sales structure with the intent of furthering the company’s commitment to partner with agents and employers to create healthier, more productive workforces. “The health care… Read More →

BCBSAZ, CPLC educate Arizonans about healthcare reform

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and Chicanos Por la Causa, Inc. (CPLC) announced a joint effort  to help educate Arizonans about the healthcare reform law. Together the organizations aim to reach those who likely haven’t had insurance in the past and may not understand how the law will benefit them. With a combined… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Offers Grants

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The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant to help pay for medical services… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation Offers Grants

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The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant to help pay for medical services… Read More →

Brewer postpones decision in insurance exchange

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is postponing when she’ll declare whether Arizona will create a state-run insurance exchange as part of implementing the federal health law that she opposes. Brewer’s office disclosed the postponement on the hot-potato issue late Thursday after the federal Department of Health and Human Services extended until mid-December a deadline for states… Read More →

Aetna Offers Individual Plans To Costco Members In Arizona

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Aetna has announced it is now offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in Arizona. The Costco Personal Health Insurance program, of which there are five plans to choose from, offers broad major medical benefits, an extensive network of doctors and hospitals, and a variety of helpful services, tools and information, tailored to meet the… Read More →

Hispanic Chamber Takes On Key Issues

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Matters of Public Policy Hispanic chamber takes on key issues   From immigration reform to healthcare affordability, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is once again wading into the turbulent waters of public policy and its already tackling big issues. The chamber’s public policy committee became active again last September and its 25 members have… Read More →